First Bimber Single Malt Whisky to be launched

The English whisky is distilled in London in direct fired stills


Tomorrow, September 13, 2019 marks a milestone for the London-based Bimber Distillery: The first Bimber Single Malt Whisky will be launched. This inaugural release is limited to 1,000 bottles, of which 800 will be distributed in the UK market and only 200 will be internationally available. This whisky is named "The 1st", was matured in five Pedro Ximenez casks since 2016 and now bottled at 54.3% ABV. Its style is described as light, elegant and fruity.

The Bimber Distillery was founded in 2015 by Dariusz Plazewski, who emigrated from Poland in 2003 with his wife Ewelina. He lives his passion for distilling as his grandfather did, who produced moonshiner in Poland, called "Bimber" there. When Dariusz fulfilled his dream of having his own whisky distillery, he chose this name as homage to his origin.

The Bimber Single Malt Whisky is made from Concerto and Laureate barley, which is grown for Bimber on a farm not far from London in Hampshire and malted in floor maltings. The pot stills Doris (1,000 liters) and Astrea (600 liters) work traditionally with direct fire. The bimber distillery also has its own small cooperage where casks of American and European oak are prepared and, if necessary, re-charred.

The second bottling of the Bimber Distillery is also already in sight. Matured in re-charred American oak casks, it is announced to be released in October 2019.

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